The winter months are spent touring the rest of the world - Canada, South America, mainland Europe and then finally back in the UK for dates at Ally Pally.
Enough work - time to play. Dressed as dandy country gents, the Arctic Monkeys tacitly - but successfully - lampooned the 2008 Brit Awards for the number of posh Brit School graduates nominated that year. It didn’t stop Favourite Worse Nightmare winning the award for Best British Album though.
The rest of 2008 is comparitively quiet, with only a few festival dates, a DVD release (Arctic Monkeys At The Apollo) and Alex concentrating on his The Last Shadow Puppets project with James Ford.
A year on from its release and a year of solid touring, time to put Favourite Worst Nightmare to bed - and start work on the next album…
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